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Lesley Jane Seymour
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Lesley Jane Seymour was named editor-in-chief of More in January of 2008, where she led the magazine to a 2009 National Magazine Award nomination for personal service for an investigative piece and to a nomination for General Excellence in 2010. Under her guidance, the brand published its first book, More Magazine’s 287 Secrets of Reinventing Your Life: Big and Small Ways to Embrace New Possibilities, was named to Adweek’s “Hot List” in 2010 and dubbed “the Vanity Fair for Women” by marketers. Seymour was also ranked 4th on Forbes’ Most Powerful Fashion Magazine Editors list in 2009. Seymour has held various positions at iconic women’s lifestyle titles, including Marie Claire, Redbook, YM, Glamour and Vogue.

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The Hormone Hoax The Government Won't Stop

(15) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 10:20 AM

Amid the government shutdown, the House did manage to approve some bills -- including one pretty lame one.

If also passed by the Senate, H.R. 3204, the bipartisan bill will increase FDA oversight of compounding pharmacies -- unconventional pharmacies whose products have been linked to dozens of deaths. But even...

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The Hidden Winners of Healthcare Reform: Women Over 40

(5) Comments | Posted March 23, 2010 | 11:45 AM

The New York Times has proclaimed that uninsured Americans are the biggest beneficiaries of the health care reform legislation that was passed yesterday. But reform will also be a boon to a less obvious group, women over 40.

More job flexibility.

A lot of over-40 women...

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Q: What Do I Have in Common with the Queen of England? A: Michelle Obama Hugged Us Both

(33) Comments | Posted April 2, 2009 | 2:50 PM

I love the fact that England is atwitter about Michelle's hugging faux pas. Apparently, during a photo op, our First Lady unintentionally breached protocol when she reached around the royal back and gave a classic all-American US Weekly pose for the photogs.

And now the Brits are aghast. "Those...

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Caroline Kennedy: Just Dowdy Enough For The New Depression

(128) Comments | Posted January 12, 2009 | 4:42 PM

Fashionistas are poking fun at her old-money (read: dusty) wardrobe: "What's with that awful ladies-who-lunch jacket?" one of them wailed recently over lunch. And it's all too apparent that her stance on skin care is au naturel. "She could use a boatload of Botox!" said one particularly catty friend. But...

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The Runaway Daughter? Sarah Palin Rebels

(2) Comments | Posted October 29, 2008 | 10:19 AM

If you've never been in therapy, let me summarize: You can't escape your family. As I watched the vice-presidential selections unfold, I couldn't help noticing that this cliché was holding true. In pleasingly Freudian fashion, Barack Obama hired the father he never had: solid ol' Joe Biden. And John McCain...

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Why are Female Executives Giving Palin's Thin Credentials a Pass?

(307) Comments | Posted October 7, 2008 | 12:40 PM

I had an unusual seat for the Palin-Biden debate last week. Like Arianna Huffington, I was surrounded by female titans of industry, all of whom were gathered for a conference of Most Powerful Women organized by Fortune magazine. So my fellow watchers were leaders from Wall Street, insurance, design, Silicon...

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The One Thing Michelle Obama and Sarah Palin Have in Common

(1) Comments | Posted September 29, 2008 | 2:51 PM

Michelle Obama and Sarah Palin may be inspiring voters, but more surprisingly they are also inspiring retail sales. When Obama appeared on The View this June in a $148 dress from White House/Black Market she created an overnight shopping frenzy that helped the company move 2000 units. In September, the...

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Behind The More Magazine Shoot: Who Dictates Michelle Obama's Personal Style?

(64) Comments | Posted September 22, 2008 | 9:07 AM

The first thing I noticed about Michelle Obama when she walked through the door of the Chicago hotel suite (which we'd converted into a temporary photo studio for MORE's October cover shoot) was her height. A commanding 5'10"--plus heels--she was even more imposing than the T.V. cameras project, perhaps because...

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Does Obama Have a Mama Obsession?

(2) Comments | Posted August 29, 2008 | 11:39 AM

As originally published on in the blog MORE from the Floor

You've gotta hand it to these guys. First there's Jennifer Hudson singing the national anthem, then they whip out Stevie Wonder and Sheryl Crow. With everyone rockin' in the aisles to recordings of Springsteen's "Born in...

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Am I Allowed to Hate Joe Biden?

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2008 | 2:24 PM

As originally published on in the blog MORE from the Floor

He's the reason I sat last night in the Old Chicago restaurant here in Denver with about a hundred other refugees from the Pepsi Center, watching Bill Clinton on a TV screen as he gave his...

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Why Can't Hillary Deliver Women the Way Oprah Does?

(40) Comments | Posted August 27, 2008 | 8:53 PM

As originally published on in the blog MORE from the Floor

Before I got to Denver, I watched the TV talking heads (mostly men) wonder aloud if Hillary, like some sneaky, skeevy Eve Harrington from All About Eve, would pull a last-minute power grab to disrupt the...

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A Perimenopausal Woman Does Denver

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2008 | 5:24 PM

As originally published on in the blog MORE from the Floor

Am I the Hebe Dorsey of the DNC? She was the famous (now deceased) fashion editor of the International Herald Tribune who decided, when given a particularly awful seat at a top collection, to review the...

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More From The Floor

(2) Comments | Posted August 25, 2008 | 10:23 AM

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I was the generation that just missed the 60s.

I was ten when the Beatles were doing world tours and my guitar-strumming neighbor, a hip girl of 17 who babysat me occasionally managed to convince me that they were actually choppering right into...

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